Vegan Parents Arrested After Child Suffers from Debilitating Malnourishment
When you're an adult, you can generally do what you want so long as you're not harming other people in the quest of doing what you want. If you, as an adult, want to take up the vegan diet for whatever asinine reason you have, fine. You do you. We'll mock you for it, but there's little else we'll do. You, as the vegan, will be too weak to respond anyway. But when you subject your children to your elective diet choices, that's when the mocking has to escalate to arrests, charges, prison time, and if I had my way, severe physical harm. A couple in Australia has been arrested and charged with child abuse after their three children were taken from them, their 20-month-old toddler so severely malnourished, she couldn't even roll over.
Parents like this should have their title of "parent" stripped from them. They're actually pieces of human shit. I want them so marked in prison.
The Downing Centre Court in Sydney has heard a powerful victim impact statement from the baby’s foster carer, who took the toddler in after she had been taken out of her parents’ care.
She said the 20-month-old weighed just 4.89kg, looked like a three-month-old and had no teeth when she started caring for her in August 2018.
“I remember thinking, ‘how terrifying’,” she said in the statement.
She said the baby was “so behind other children” and couldn’t perform basic actions like rolling over.
This is straight up abuse. I give the parents no quarter here. Nor did the judge, who like every other person living in the first world, knows there are doctors available if you see something is clearly wrong with your child and you're not sure what or why. The "father" of these children claims the mother ran the household, therefore he was powerless to do anything to save his own babies. Seriously, what a useless sack of festering shit.
Bless her, the judge wasn't having it.
However, Judge Huggett hit out at the defence, saying the father is an “educated man” who should have known something was wrong.
“She wasn’t walking or talking, she wasn’t hitting milestones” she said.
“He did nothing. He could have picked her up and taken her to a doctor.
“He is older than the mother and could have just as easily have done something.
“I do not accept that he was powerless.”
No, because though some vegans seem to be dumber than the breadbox where they store all their nut flours, being stupid, being weak of spirit, mind, and body is no excuse to allow your child to waste away before your eyes because you're too much of a pussy to stand up to mom, and too into your pro-animal altruism to recognize your way of life is killing your daughter.
Regardless, mommy and daddy suckwads are still playing the victim. Mom is saying she's depressed, worried that her husband is cheating on her. Dad is saying he's a victim of an anti-vegan, anti-vaxxing witch hunt.
SHIT STICKS, BOTH OF THEM.
Court documents show the toddler’s mother told doctors her daughter would generally have one cup of oats with rice milk and half a banana in the morning, and a piece of toast with jam or peanut butter for lunch.
For dinner, she said her daughter would be offered tofu, rice or potatoes. But she said the girl was a “fussy eater” so she might just have oats again.
I'll note no one tried feeding the child cheese, beef, chicken, or pork. Nothing of real substance her body needed to build and grow itself. Or even feel satisfied.
This diet resulted in severe deficiencies in nutrients across the board for the infant, including a lack of calcium, phosphate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and zinc.
Her levels of vitamin D — which can cause bone disease if found to be too low — were “undetectable”.
Children need their parents to care for them. What children do not need are parental idiots on a false quest to do right by denying their children animal proteins and healthy fats necessary to thrive. But these two parents did exactly that.
Veganism isn't a healthy diet. No, much of the American diet isn't healthy either. I'm not arguing that. But unlike most vegans, plenty of Americans recognize their poor diet choices are poor, but they eat it anyway. That being said, even people engaging in gluttonous feasts tend to get at least some healthy proteins from beef, chicken, pork, bison or what have you. Vegans often do not and refuse to hear that animal proteins are good for them. Many vegans (not all, spare me your hate tweets) are the pro-weed folks of the diet crowd: refusing to hear anything other than glowing praise for their choices. Related: Famous Anti-Meat Vegan Who Climbed Mt. Everest? Yep, She Died…
As a result, some vegans take their food crusade and push it on people who have no choice. Again, you want to be a vegan, go for it. If you're an adult, you can make your own adult choices. Dumb as they may be. But to force an unhealthy diet choice like this on your kids resulting in malnourishment like this... there's a special place in tofu hell for you.
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